Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer A Child's Prayer by Tonya Bolden
  

Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer A Child's Prayer

Written by Tonya Bolden
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer A Child's Prayer by Tonya Bolden

In an unnamed city at night, a young boy wakes and gets out of bed to say his prayers. Outside his window a beautiful amber moon illuminates the city around him and all its inhabitants: a homeless woman bundled up on a bench, the father of a soldier who's been deployed overseas, an ill patient in the hospital and parents who cannot afford to feed their children. The boy says a prayer for all those around him and every member of his family, followed by a promise that he won't forget to pray again the next night. Critically acclaimed author Tonya Bolden teams up with award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez to create a beautiful and unique picture book that celebrates the act of prayer and gratitude while highlighting the diversity of the world around us.

Reviews

The diverse people sharing the night, the realistic dilemmas of the people in need, and the handsome presentation should serve well as bedtime reading for families practicing daily prayer. --Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston School Library Journal (10/14/2014) A good starting place for discussion, this will give youngsters a sense of those in need as well as what's worth praying for. --Ilene Cooper Booklist (11/15/2014) STARRED REVIEW A beautiful weaving of word, art, and spirit. --Ilene Cooper Booklist (11/15/2014)

About the Author

Tonya Bolden has written a number of books about the African American experience. Her work has garnered much praise, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and James Madison Book Award, among others. Eric Velasquez is the illustrator of numerous books, including Abrams' My Uncle Martin's Big Heart and My Uncle Martin's Words for America.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Tonya Bolden
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Publisher

Abrams Books for Young Readers an imprint of Abrams

Publication date

1st November 2014

ISBN

9781419707926


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